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Chotto Motto Collingwood, Collingwood, AU-VIC

Chotto Motto Collingwood

4.7
4.7
278 Reviews
$41 to $100
Japanese
This Collingwood gem is a one of a kind Japanese restaurant famous for hand made Japanese dumplings served in Crispy Chilli Oil! The venue is coverered wall to wall in Showa Era Japanese vintage antiques, a super fun an unique environment.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 21 times today
Experiences are available.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Japanese Speciality, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Wed, Sun 17:30–21:30 Thu 17:30–22:00 Fri, Sat 17:30–22:30
  • Phone number
    0466 054 911
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Tomoya Kawasaki
  • Catering
    Friendly table service in a quirky japanese atmosphere
  • Area
    Collingwood
  • Cross Street
    Wellington & Hotham St
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Close to tram stops
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Wine
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Experiences

  • Chotto Motto Carte Du Fixé Set Menu

    A$65.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Getting the gang together? Our set menu is the perfect way to taste the best of what Chotto Motto has to offer. Our Set Menu Is Required For Groups Of 12 Or More. Check out what's on the menu here: https://www.chottomotto.com.au/pages/large-group-set-menu
    Chotto Motto Carte Du Fixé Set Menu photo

What 278 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Inner City North

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278 Reviews
  1. Anonymous

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was decent however the music was too loud and made having conversations difficult

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  2. ZoeC

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an amazing meal here! The food was 10/10 and the whole experience was brilliant

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  3. Helen

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, fun vibe, will certainly return - wish it was open for lunch!

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  4. Kota

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was 2nd visit. The best gyoza and great entertainment restaurant. I will come back for sure.

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  5. SamL

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing. My date and I loved the food especially the kingfish sashimi! We ordered that twice.

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  6. Gabi

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff were so friendly and lovely. Food was amazing, recommend the mochi dumplings for dessert.

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  7. Miranda

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere, good food and cocktails and excellent service. Will be back in the future

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  8. Sarah

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is so cool! Absolutely loved the vibe, and the food was amazing too!

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  9. JulieW

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a VERY cool place. Amazing food. So tasty. So well presented. The service was awesome. The Japanese memorabilia everywhere adds to the authentic vibe and is really interesting. As with most places these days it is a little pricey, which kind of limited us getting more and more, but it didn’t ruin our birthday evening. Totally recommend. Bloody awesome!!!!!

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  10. AlanaE

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress was very lovely and super welcoming! Absolutely loved the atmosphere (the toilets were a highlight ha!), and we’re excited to come back!

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  11. RubyH

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Cute Japanese inspired spot. Some of the food - edamame, kingfish, agedashi tofu - was very good, but the gyoza that is supposed to be their ‘thing’ was dry and the octopus ceviche whilst tasty had approx. 8 pieces of the tiniest, thinnest pieces of octopus for a whopping $26. Some good food, but was not really good value for money and some food a let down.

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  12. JessyS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a playful spot, the food was fresh and beautifully presented. Loved it!

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  13. TarliahG

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The inside was beautifully decorated. Very fitzroy, collingwood vibes. The food although was disappointing. The chilli oil on the dumplings tasted burnt and the meat for the sando was VERY tough, we could barely bite through it. Staff were friendly enough but forgot about us and didn’t take our order for 30 minutes but served large tables that came in after us instead.

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  14. ElyseD

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Super space and fresh gyoza. Warm and welcoming staff. Only downside being limited veggie options

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  15. EmilyP

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing and the service fantastic - and everything came out so fast! Our new favourite.

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  16. TonyM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place. Great food. Great staff. Just a really good Japanese restaurant.

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  17. AlexN

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing! The BEST dumplings I've ever had! Super recommended, staff is also very nice and friendly! Thank you! ☺️ Had a great time.

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  18. EarlM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great vibe, food and location. will definitely be visiting again

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely staff, good vibe & yummy food! Really enjoyed the experience here

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  20. Mizza

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistency is something I highly value in any restaurant and Chotto Motto has it in spades. If y'all are after a feed of reasonably priced excellent Japanese food, within the ocean of Japanese restaurant's in Melbourne, y'all definitely want to check them out. The vibe is downbeat, the decor upbeat and the service, beautiful. Arigotu gozaimasu

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  21. Fiona

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the kitschy surroundings filled with quirky Japanese vintage knick knacks, delicious gyozas, matched with wonderful service.

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  22. gigi

    Melbourne

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 18 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was okay but over priced for what you received.

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  23. JohnSpencer

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    A few orders mixed up, not very authentic Japanese but not bad, and staff were nice although a little confused.

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  24. HelenG

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food & service great. Had to remind staff we were short an ordered dish. Before this arrived, we were informed, twice, that we needed to vacate the table within half an hour for next sitting. Felt a tad pressured. A bit chaotic trying to pay bill as many people queuing to get in.

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  25. MjlC

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    They were great people who served us. They did forget a main meal of ours, it was a cold dish, so it got served quickly. They have a lot of great nostalgia. 2 main things that were a gripe for me. Unclear menu with ingredients, would have gone elsewhere had I known, 90% of the menu contained onion. Meaning only the super expensive items were left. Couldn't leave and go to another place, as they have a $55 fee if you don't show up or cancel your booking with less than a days notice, even if you book that same day. Lastly, this kinda ruined my overall experience, they don't include tax in the meals advertised costs on the menu. They add tax at the end when paying. So you have your meal, then tax, then surcharge for weekend rates. It's definitely not clear anywhere that they do this, as we found out when paying. They may have the tax in tiny letters somewhere, unsure. Surcharge amount for weekends, not advertised clearly. So knowing these bits, I would have chosen differently.

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  26. MarcusK

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome ambiance, food was light and delicious. Affordable too.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chotto Motto never disappoints! I’ve been going here regularly for about 3 years now and the food is always the same… Fresh. Tasty. Clean. Service is always accommodating and friendly. And theres the option for inside or outside in the urban Japanese setting. Great first date, 50th date or just a solo feast on a Wednesday evening 🇯🇵

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  28. Carrie

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Favourite Japanese restaurant in Melbourne. Amazing food, service and decor.

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  29. CatS

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and gorgeous place. On the expensive side, but worth it.

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  30. Karile

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall- worth trying out. Food was tasty, not outstanding, would come back nonetheless. Staff was really lovely and you could tell was trying to give great service, but was a bit disorganised (several people came up to ask the same question on few occasions). Loved the interior!

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  31. Neera

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The best thing ever are the hojicha creme brulee and coconut miso ice cream! Mind blowing

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  32. SarahT

    Melbourne

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 16 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really yummy food with great value. Our host allowed us to modify our booking so we could sit with our friends so that was greatly appreciated.

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  33. Lola

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant has secured my obsession for yuzu. The food and drinks were fantastic, and the atmosphere was amazing! I cannot wait to come back

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  34. Jonny

    Tasmania

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the food, atmosphere and service. The food is next level Japanese. Interesting takes on classics. Blue cheese Mac n cheese with miso was amazing. Chicken karage was superb and crispy. Thank you.

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  35. TamaraL

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really delicious. Great vegan suggestions from staff, who were very friendly. Maximalist interior design, very cute and fun.

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  36. EmmaB

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 September 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Cute place with a fun vibe - don’t take themselves or their food too seriously. Was a bit miffed at the $40+ surcharges we were hit with though - that was unexpected. Would appreciate that being called out at the point of booking, rather than when the bill arrived.

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  37. Komodobaby

    Melbourne

    33 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on 12 August 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Good experience, quirky interior and fun place to go with friends however not worth travelling for.

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  38. AngelaF

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing and also children friendly, I love the experience, thanks again

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  39. MattH

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The team at Chotto Motto made us fee special and looked after our needs and ensured we had a wonderful night. We will be back again and again.

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  40. CaryT

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always amazing and welcoming. Food and service top class. This is what hospitality is all about.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Chotto Motto Collingwood offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0466 054 911.

Chotto Motto Collingwood is rated 4.7 stars by 278 OpenTable diners.

Chotto Motto Collingwood does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 21 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Chotto Motto Collingwood

287 Wellington St, Collingwood, AU-VIC 3066

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Wellington & Hotham St
  • Area
    Collingwood
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Wed, Sun 17:30–21:30 Thu 17:30–22:00 Fri, Sat 17:30–22:30
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Japanese Speciality, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Close to tram stops
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Tomoya Kawasaki
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Wine
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